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Last C$605.89 CAD
Change Today -5.87 / -0.96%
Volume 49.1K
As of 4:30 PM 09/1/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

fairfax financial hldgs ltd (FFH) Snapshot

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03/27/15 - C$739.00
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fairfax financial hldgs ltd (FFH) Details

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, and investment management services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through Insurance, Reinsurance, Insurance and Reinsurance – Other, Runoff, and Other segments. The company underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance; and owns and operates a network of premium dining restaurants in Canada, as well as in the United States. In addition, it is involved in the sale of animal nutrition; retail of tableware and gifts, as well as sporting goods and sports apparel; and provision of integrated travel and travel-related financial services, such as foreign exchange, corporate and leisure travel, and insurance, as well as specialized human resources services. The company was formerly known as Markel Financial Holdings Limited and changed its name to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in 1987. Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited was incorporated in 1951 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Founded in 1951

fairfax financial hldgs ltd (FFH) Top Compensated Officers

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: C$600.0K
President and Member of Investment Committee
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: C$400.0K
Chief Risk Officer and Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: C$500.0K
Vice President of Strategic Investments
Total Annual Compensation: C$500.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

fairfax financial hldgs ltd (FFH) Key Developments

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Announces Reset Dividend Rate on Series G Preferred Shares Payable on December 30, 2015

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited announced that it has determined the fixed dividend rate on its Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series G for the five years commencing October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2020. The fixed quarterly dividends on the Series G Shares during that period will be paid at an annual rate of 3.318% (CAD 0.207375 per share per quarter). Holders of Series G Shares have the right, at their option, exercisable not later than 5:00pm (Toronto time) on September 15, 2015, to convert all or part of their Series G Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series H, effective September 30, 2015. The quarterly floating rate dividends on the Series H Shares will be paid at an annual rate, calculated for each quarter, of 2.56% over the annual yield on three month Government of Canada treasury bills. The actual quarterly dividend rate in respect of the October 1, 2015 to December 30, 2015 dividend period for the Series H Shares will be 0.731987% (2.936% on an annualized basis) and the dividend for such dividend period, if and when declared, will be CAD 0.18300 per share, payable on December 30, 2015.

Fairfax Plans Investment In India

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX:FFH) is looking for acquisitions. The company is planning to invest around $1 billion in India through a publicly-listed India fund.

Fairfax Financial Mulls Acquisitions

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX:FFH) is looking for acquisitions. As per the amended terms of its multiple voting shares, one of the shareholders Prem Watsa said, "We will allow Fairfax to continue on the path we began together 30 years ago by ensuring that we maintain the ability to pursue careful acquisition-related growth without diminishing my ability to protect Fairfax's unique reputation and culture."


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Valuation FFH Industry Range
Price/Earnings 21.6x
Price/Sales 1.2x
Price/Book 1.2x
Price/Cash Flow 19.6x
TEV/Sales NM Not Meaningful

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